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Buy-In: $10,000
Prize Pool: $2,101,800
Entrants: 226

$10,000 Regional Championship

  • Oct 25, '10 - Oct 28, '10


Updates on Final Table (Oct 28, 10)


Curt Kohlberg Eliminated in Fourth Place ($174,807)

Curt KohlbergJim Anderson raised to 90,000 from under the gun and Curt Kohlberg moved all in behind him. Anderson made the call and showed JSpade SuitJDiamond Suit.

Kohlberg revealed AClub Suit10Heart Suit and needed a lot of help. The flop of KHeart SuitQHeart Suit6Heart Suit gave everyone a sweat, but the turn and river fell 9Spade Suit4Spade Suit to send Kohlberg to the rail. Anderson is now over 2 million in chips.

Player Tags: Curt Kohlberg

Level 28

The final four players have returned from the break to increased blinds of 20,000-40,000 with a 5,000 ante.


Dinner Break

The players are now on a dinner break. Play will resume at 9:10 CST. Take a look at the official chip counts below.

Seat 1 — Bernard Lee — 765,000
Seat 3 — Jim Anderson — 1,340,000
Seat 7 — Curt Kohlberg — 850,000
Seat 8 — Gabe Patgorski — 3,825,000


David Sands Eliminated in Fifth Place ($131,299)

David SandsDavid Sands moved all in for his last 409,000 and Curt Kohlberg immediately called from the big blind.

Sands showed QClub Suit10Spade Suit, but he was in major trouble against Kohlberg’s ASpade SuitAClub Suit. The board ran out KClub Suit10Heart Suit5Heart Suit7Club Suit8Heart Suit and Sands was eliminated. Kohlberg, who had him barely covered, now has nearly 850,000 in chips.

Player Tags: Curt Kohlberg,   David Sands

Chop It Up

Gabe Patgorski minraised on the button and Bernard Lee made the call. David Sands then moved all in and Patgorski folded.

Lee then made the call and both players showed down the same hand. ASpade SuitQSpade Suit for Sands and ADiamond SuitQClub Suit for Lee. The board fell KClub SuitJHeart Suit5Spade SuitQHeart SuitAClub Suit and the two players chopped up the pot.

Player Tags: Bernard Lee,   David Sands,   Gabe Patgorski

Approximate Chip Counts

Again, keep in mind that our access to the stage is limited during play, but here are our approximate chip counts following Shannon Shorr’s elimination. We’ll get the official counts during the dinner break

Seat 1 — Bernard Lee — 600,000
Seat 2 — David Sands — 800,000
Seat 3 — Jim Anderson — 1,200,000
Seat 7 — Curt Kohlberg — 500,000
Seat 8 — Gabe Patgorski — 3,600,000


Shannon Shorr Eliminated in Sixth Place ($100,151)

Shannon ShorrShannon Shorr raised to 72,000 from the button and Gabe Patgorski reraised to 207,000 from the big blind. Shorr thought it over for a few second before announcing that he was all in.

Patgorski instantly called and Shorr knew he was in trouble with his JSpade SuitJHeart Suit. Patgorski showed ASpade SuitAHeart Suit and they held on a board of 9Club Suit8Diamond Suit3Club SuitKSpade SuitKClub Suit. Shorr is eliminated and Patgorksi is now an overwhelming chip leader with over 3.6 million in chips.

Player Tags: Shannon Shorr,   Gabe Patgorski

Jim Anderson Doubles Through Shannon Shorr

Jim Anderson raised from the button and Shannon Shorr moved all in from the small blind. Action folded back to Anderson and he called all in for 582,000.

Shorr showed ASpade Suit5Diamond Suit, but he was dominated by Anderson’s AClub Suit10Spade Suit. The board fell ADiamond Suit10Heart Suit7Diamond Suit3Heart Suit8Diamond Suit and Anderson doubled up.

Player Tags: Shannon Shorr

Curt Kohlberg Triples Through David Sands

Curt KohlbergCurt Kohlberg moved all in for 185,000 and Gabe Patgorski made the call from the button. Action folded to David Sands in the big blind and he moved all in to isolate.

Patgorski folded and Kohlberg showed QSpade Suit10Spade Suit. Sands showed AHeart SuitJSpade Suit, but it failed to hold as the board fell QClub Suit9Club Suit8Spade Suit4Spade Suit6Diamond Suit. With that pot, Kohlberg tripled up to nearly 600,000 in chips.

Note: If you are thrown off by Kohlberg’s necklace, you should also know that in his spare time, he enjoys helicopter skiing and is a nationally ranked squash player. No, we are not joking.


Level 27

The players have returned from the break to increased blinds of 15,000-30,000 with a 4,000 ante.

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